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The Causes of Window Seal Failure

There are many issues that your home windows may encounter. One of the common dilemmas is seal failure. Fogging, hazing or moisture between the two panes are common signs of window seal failure. But what causes these to occur and how should they be addressed? Read on as window replacement contractor Renewal by Andersen® of Atlanta discusses them here.

Window Seal Failure

1. Age. As it is anticipated, outdated windows are more likely to fail. What you can do is update the weatherstripping on your windows as recommended by your manufacturer to ensure it remains efficient.

2. Natural elements and extreme weather conditions. While window seals are made to resist harsh elements, they certainly have limits too. If your replacement windows experience constant rain exposure, water can seep behind the seals and cause them to lift. Then, it will allow water and cold air to enter. Remember that extended exposure to extremely hot or cold conditions or sudden temperature changes can significantly cause certain types of window seals to shirk, sag or crack also. 

3. Poor maintenance. Failing to clean your windows regularly would cause damage and further issues to the seals. Make it a habit to have your windows inspected by a professional for a clearer understanding of its maintenance as well.

Dealing With and Preventing It

There’s always a reason why people are urged to select windows that come with comprehensive warranties and read the conditions, and this is one of them. Having the windows installed by the manufacturer can give you access to warranties that may cover addressing seal failures.

In need of a contractor for your windows replacement? Renewal by Andersen of Atlanta offers a wide selection of services for your Atlanta, GA, home projects. To receive a free estimate and in-home consultation with our local window and door experts, contact us at (404) 491-0124 or fill out our contact form.


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